Published: March, 2020
Written by: Jeff Wysaski, Katrin Davis
Art by: Several Monkeys
Obvious Plant, 28 Pages
I’ve been a fan of Obvious Plant for quite some time. If you don’t know what that is, you should look it up, it’s well worth your time. Well, assuming you have a great sense of humor.
I never anticipated them doing a comic book tie-in to one of their parody toys, however. So since I’ve enjoyed what they do I thought that buying this would help them out and I figured I’d enjoy it just like I enjoy their other humorous projects.
The comic is designed to look like something from the Golden Age. The hero is a descendant of Samson and gets his super strength from the nipples that cover his body. That’s all the explanation you get and frankly, it’s all you need, as the Golden Age of comic heroes didn’t try to explain away the impossible.
Anyway, I really dug the art style and thought it matched the era it was drawing inspiration from.
Additionally, the stories were amusing and I liked the dialogue, as the entire book was written in a similar style to the captions featured on Obvious Plant’s parody products. It’s made to read like it is poorly translated English from a non-English speaker.
Overall, this is a novelty product but it’s a really cool one that I’m glad I bought because I also assume it’s really limited.
Pairs well with: other comedy or parody comics, especially those that resemble the Golden Age.
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